Family gaming contract

I’m not so sure if Microsoft‘s PACT initiative is such a good thing. PACT is a contract (Parental involvement, Access, Content, Time) between family members on who gets to play/see/communicate with whom/when/how. It’s a good idea to get the family together and discuss how to use the console, but with a contract? Aren’t there enough contracts to be broken already? And what value for and influence on a child does a contract with the own family have?

PACT is part of the Xbox campaign "Safety is no game. Is your family set?" which also releases the Xbox 360 Family Timer on Live, designed to restrict children’s activity time and can be set on a per-day or per-week basis. A similar timer exists for Windows Vista.

Read more: Official Press Release

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